Mazda Kai Concept: The Future of the 3

Mazda used its home-country advantage at this year’s Tokyo auto show to map out its upcoming plans for design direction, architectural advancement, and engine technology. Those organizational intentions are manifest in two concepts: the Vision Coupe (itself a four-door spinoff from the RX-Vision concept) and the Kai concept. The latter is likely a […]

2017 AUTO-SHOWDOWN: HONDA CR-V VS. 2017 MAZDA CX-5

The 2016 Los Angeles auto show has typically been filled with new electrified and luxury vehicles, but this year two family-oriented crossovers took top-billing: the new 2017 Honda CR-V made its auto show debut, and the rival 2017 Mazda CX-5 made its global debut. Although we won’t be able to […]

2017 MAZDA CX-5 FIRST DRIVE REVIEW: THE BEST NEVER REST

Since its 2012 debut, the Mazda CX-5 has been praised widely and consistently for its inspiring steering and confident handling, peppy and efficient four-cylinder engine, engaging exterior, and handsome interior designs. Even at the end of its first generation, the Mazda CX-5 continued to win comparisons like our recent Big […]

2016 MAZDA CX-3 GT AWD LONG-TERM VERDICT

It lives on my driveway, doesn’t leak engine oil (much), and is a bit beat up. And for months, it would have no choice but to stare at this Soul Red whippersnapper. It is my personal Mazdaspeed Protegé, and it was probably confused by the presence of its distant relation. […]

Abarth 124 GT 2018 review

FIRST DRIVE Abarth 124 GT 2018 review This carbonfibre-clad version of the Abarth 124 Spider looks the part, but does its detachable hardtop make much of a difference?  What is it? This GT is the latest version of the lively little Abarth 124 Spider, which itself is the hot sibling of the Fiat […]